What will the economic impact of the UK leaving the European Union be to Scotland? A new analytic paper, produced by the Scottish Government, looks at the impact on trade, productivity and migration of different types of future relationships and concludes that Scotland’s best interests are served by continued membership of the European Single Market. The full report entitled Scotland’s Place in Europe: People, Jobs and Investment is available here.
The Libraries of the House of Commons and House of Lords and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) produce research briefings on a wide range of issues. Intended to aid the work of members of the Houses of Parliament by providing relevant background material they are also useful to anyone starting to research a current topic.
Recent titles on how leaving the EU will affect different policy areas in the UK include:
A new briefing paper by the House of Lords Library looks both at the possible impact of migration negotiations on the status of sports professional in the UK and at the potential economic impact of Brexit on football, rugby and cricket. The full report is available here.
Standard Eurobarometer surveys on EU citizens’ opinions are conducted twice every year.
For the latest report surveys took place, during November 2016, in the 28 EU Member States, in the five candidate countries and with the Turkish Cypriot Community from the part of the country not controlled by the government of the Republic of Cyprus. The report analyses how Europeans view their political institutions as well as the EU and its institutions. It also looks at attitudes on European citizenship and on issues such as free movement, migration and the euro.
The UK report covers a number of the key issues and looks at recent changes in attitudes across the 28 member states and compares them to the UK.
Key UK findings were:
a fall in negative feelings on immigration
on an individual basis, the major concern is now inflation and rising prices
more positive feelings of attachment to the EU
a higher level of understanding how the EU works
a strong increase in pessimism on the future of the EU
a majority believes the UK could better face the future outside the EU
More information on other types of Eurobarometer reports can be accessed here.